Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa (Photo Credit: National.ae)

South Africa’s cabinet approves new mining charter

More details about the charter would be announced on Friday.

Rwanda on map

Rwanda discovers mass graves with bodies of 5,400 genocide victims

More than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in only 100 days in 1994.

Bobi Wine [Photo: theinsider.ug]

Uganda tightens security ahead of Bobi Wine’s return

Robert Kyagulanyi, a 36-year-old pop star, is widely seen as posing a significant challenge to Museveni, who has ruled since 1986.

Chinese soldiers used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Washington Post]

Chinese peacekeepers head to DR Congo

The rest of the 218-member batch will leave on September 28.

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu

Zambian President fires Minister over misuse of poor people’s fund

UK, Sweden and Finland suspended funding to the social cash transfer.

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

Zimbabwean President approves $64 million budget to fight cholera

Mr Mnangagwa recently declared the outbreak of the disease state of disaster.

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu

UK, Finland halt aid to Zambian social-welfare scheme over alleged misuse

The withdrawal of the funding will hurt the poor in the southern African country.

Ethiopia on map

Ethiopian police arrest 269 over deadly attack on civilians

Twenty three persons were confirmed dead while 886 others displaced.

Kenya on map

Kenyan official finds 12 dead babies after hospital ‘sting’

A doctor and two other staffers have since been suspended.

President of Uganda Yoweri K Museveni gestures as he speaks during a news conference in a hotel in St Julians, Valletta, Malta on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Friday Nov. 25, 2005. CHOGM was opened by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday and the event is due to hosted by Uganda in two years time. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Uganda accuses EU parliament of meddling in its internal affairs

EU parliament to pass a resolution asking the courts of Uganda to drop charges against opposition politicians.

Zimbabwe on map

South Africa issues cholera alert after outbreak in Zimbabwe

16 people have died in the past week from a suspected cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

Angola on map

Five die in stampede after Angolan soccer match

The stampede took place on Saturday.

Victoire Ingabire [photo: BBC]

Rwanda frees jailed opposition figure

Another opposition figure, Diane Rwigara, who tried to run against Kagame in a 2017 presidential election, is also in detention.

Former Egyptian leader, Hosni Mubarak [Photo: CNN.com]

Egypt court orders arrest of Mubarak’s sons

They are accused of stock market manipulation.

Kenya on map

IMF pledges support to Kenya as $990mn standby deal expires

Kenya had secured a six-month extension in March on the $989.8 million.

Nelson Chamisa (Photo Credit: Report Focus News)

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader postpones mock inauguration after cholera outbreak

Nearly 4,000 people have been infected with cholera.

Libya on map

U.S., UN sanction Libya’s militia leader over $1.4bn oil revenue loss

The sanction was in accordance with the UN listing.

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

U.S. sanctions to remain until Zimbabwe demonstrates reforms — Official

The official said U.S pressure on Zimbabwe remains in place.

Kenyatta

President Kenyatta defies parliament, rejects bill delaying unpopular fuel tax

The president would reportedly address the country on the matter on Friday.

Charge d’ Affaires of China Embassy in Nigeria, Lin Jing,

Loan: China not ‘Father Christmas’ to Africa — Envoy

The envoy said China loans only accounts for 8.5 per cent of Nigeria’s foreign debt profile.

Uganda

U.S. tourist commits suicide in central Uganda

The police have launched investigations into the incident.

Uhuru Kenyatta

Five Kenyan banks fined for aiding corruption

The banks failed to report large cash transactions and undertake adequate customer due diligence.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with former rebel leader and First Vice-President Riek Machar (L) after a new unity government was sworn-in, Juba, South Sudan, 29 April 2016. South Sudan President Salva Kiir named a new unity government sharing power with former rebel leader Riek Machar, ending a conflict that erupted since mid-December 2013. According to peace agreement, the interim government will govern for the next 30 months before holding general elections. EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

South Sudan’s president, rebel leader sign peace deal

The new agreement, mediated by Sudan, reinstates Reik Machar, a former vice-president, to his former role.

Zimbabwe on map

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak highlights failure to invest in infrastructure, health system – Amnesty International

Initial cases of cholera were reported in Gweru and Harare last month and the capital is now the worst affected area.

Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi President

Burundi bans UN experts who uncovered rights abuses

UN found proof of summary executions, arbitrary detentions, torture, sexual violence and forced disappearances in 2017 and 2018.